Anti-Discrimination NSW

Refugee Week Highlights 2019

Published: 24 June 2019

It was great to meet with members of the community at the Refugee Week on the 16-22 June 2019, the event was held at Campbelltown City Council. 

Refugee week is an annual activity to raise awareness of the issues affecting refugees and to celebrate the positive contributions refugees have made to Australia and the Australia society.

Refugee Week provides a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the country. The aim of the celebration is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia. 

MDSI (Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative) organised the event in working relation with other agencies and in partnership with Campbelltown City Council.

Image 1: ADNSW Community Engagement Officer and Sam Borka from Diversity Services 

Image 2: Speaker Rigzin Tenga a Tibetan refugee speaks about coming to Australia and refugee settlement 

Image 3: Adora Umimana – singer, performer, from Burundi

Image 4: Artwork painting 'le banner' created by community members in Campbelltown for World Refugee Day.